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Israeli soldiers talk about the occupied territories
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They fired the way it's done in funerals, but with shellfire and at houses

testimony catalog number: 404284
rank: First Sergeant
unit: Armored Corps
period: 2014

On the day the fellow from our company was killed, the commanders came up to us and told us what happened. Then they decided to fire an ‘honor barrage’ and fire three shells. They said, “This is in memory of ****.” That felt very out of line to me, very problematic.

A barrage of what?
A barrage of shells. They fired the way it’s done in funerals, but with shellfire and at houses. Not into the air. They just chose [a house] – the tank commander said, “Just pick the farthest one, so it does the most damage.” Revenge of sorts. So we fired at one of the houses. Really you just see a block of houses in front of you, so the distance doesn’t really matter.

Three shells on the same spot?
Yeah. I don’t remember exactly what time it was, but it was close to sunset. 

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